A LONG WAY FROM DOUALA (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
160
Utgivningsdatum
2021-02-25
Förlag
Small Axes
Översättare
Ros Schwartz
Illustrationer
Black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
198 x 129 x 12 mm
Vikt
149 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
771:B&W 5.06 x 7.81 in or 198 x 129 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9781913109011

A LONG WAY FROM DOUALA

Häftad,  Engelska, 2021-02-25
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On the trail of Roger, a brother who has gone north in search of football fame in Europe, Choupi, the narrator, takes with him the older Simon, a neighborhood friend. The bus trip north nearly ends in disaster when, at a pit stop, Simon goes wandering in search of grilled caterpillars. At the police station in Yaounde, the local cop tells them that a feckless boza who wants to go to Europe is not worth police effort and their mother should go and pleasure the police chief if she wants help! Through a series of joyful sparky vignettes, Cameroon life is revealed in all its ups and downs. Issues of life and death are raised but the tone remains light and edgy.
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Max Lobe was born in Douala, Cameroon. At eighteen he moved to Switzerland, where he earned a BA in communication and journalism and a master's in public policy and administration. In 2017, his novel Confidences won the Ahmadou Kourouma Prize. Far From Douala, his latest novel, was published in 2018 to rave reviews in Switzerland and France. Other books by the author: L'Enfant du miracle, 39 rue de Berne, Confidences and La Trinite bantoue. Max Lobe lives in Geneva.